SMART Scholarship Program

Available for U.S. graduate and undergraduate students to apply, the SMART Scholarship Program is a highly-selective, prestigious, national program that fully supports their education, including full tuition and a very generous stipend while they are in school.

The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics. 

A SMART brochure is attached and the application web page is at The application deadline is December 2010 for the 2011 school year. SMART provides:
· Full Tuition – to any accredited U.S. University
· A very generous stipend while in school:
$25,000 for undergraduates
$33,000 for masters candidates
$33,000 to $41,800 for doctoral candidates
· Book allowance – $1,000
· Health Insurance 
· Paid Summer internships
· All required student fees
· Travel fees for internships

Summer internships at the facility/laboratory are required. In return for fully funding their education, students are required work as a civilian employee at a Service (Army, Navy, Air Force) or DoD Agency (NSA, DIA, DARPA, etc.) laboratory, or similar activity, for a period equal to the time the program paid for their school. Students must be U.S. Citizens, able to obtain a DoD Security Clearance, and be willing to work in a defense facility/laboratory upon graduation. There will be approximately 300 new awards this year.

A list of SMART fellows from previous years is listed by University at: 

Additional applicant and SMART related questions can be answered via:
Phone: (202) 331-3544
2011 SMART Scholarship Program. Copyright © 2013. The Center for Complex Biological Systems, UC Irvine
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